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Cedar Point | Mean Streak conversion | RMC I-Box

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by GuyWithAStick, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. cleverwittyusername

    cleverwittyusername New Member

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    http://www.kxly.com/features/made-i...rthwest-rocky-mountain-construction/586841280
    Nice little video spotlight of RMC by a local Spokane news station. Lucky guy got to actually ride on the new raptor track. As far as this thread goes, at the 2:40 mark there's a not-so-subtle confirmation that RMC Mean Streak will be the tallest and fastest hybrid (not that it wasn't already obvious, but still interesting to hear it from the horse's mouth).
     
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    The silhouette of the figure looks a little "boney" to me. Might it be a skeleton?
     
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    Actually Instead of steampunk maybe we should be thinking steam train because weren't trains a huge part of the wild west?
     
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    I went to CP earlier this week and seeing it in person changes the perspective of the ride. It's actually quite enormous, especially with the structure.
     
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    I don't recall any CF rides being named "Railblazer", and I think a Steampunk Outlaw theme would be good. Will Smith pulled it off, why can't CP?

    I'm probably a little late with this statement, maybe. But if CP is going for a Steampunk Outlaw theme, they can do better than Railblazer.

    Maybe something like "Steampunk Run" or something like that?

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    ^ Steampunk Run. Lolwut

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    Idk I just thought Steampunk outlaw and put Steampunk and Outlaw Run together.

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    I just desperately want a teaser for their trains, is that to much to ask for? Also that lift hill is going up way faster than expected.
     
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    The trains would give us a more clear idea on the theme, right?

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    Regarding RMC's redesigned trains - don't expect a wildly new design. They rolled out their 3rd generation of rolling stock last year. Their generational updates might only feature minor geometry changes for added safety, robustness, durability, and/or ergonomics.


    Also regarding the Railblazer trademark - the other character on the teaser poster is carrying a hammer:



    That looks pretty much like a hammer that railroad workers would use to drive spikes into railroad ties. Take that for what you will.
     
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    Convinced they may just keep building the lift hill into space...
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    So "They" could be a crew of... maniac old west railroad builders?
     
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    Hyde Matt SR Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    A media hard hat tour has been scheduled tomorrow for the construction. Hopefully some more discussion and details continue from the park as we get closer to announcement.
     
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    Both posters have "875" on them. Does this number mean anything significant?

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    I don't think railroad builders weilded miniguns.

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    That's probably the tallest RMC I've seen.

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    Possible explanations:
    1. They'll officially announce the name and details of the ride on 8/7 at 5pm.
    2. It'll cost $875 to ride it.
    3. There will be 8 trains, each with 75 cars.
    4. The first drop will be 87.5 degrees
    5. The ride will be closed for 875 days in a row after one week of successful operation to start the 2018 season.
     
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    The 87.5° drop seems the most likely out of the 5 reasons you listed.

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    ^ Agreed. That first drop is looking nearly vertical this far.

    Also, photos from my visit today.

     
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    I haven't been this invested into a roller coaster since maverick. Part of me doesn't want them to reveal anything.
     
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